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Are flying cars a good idea?

May 17, 2017

A small company in Japan have just been given funds to research the ‘SkyDrive’ – a flying car for the future. Click here for this week’s Newsround article. The story makes a brilliant stimulus for thinking about our relationship with technology, and is answerable for thinkers aged 4 to 40. For younger pupils, you might…

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Is it time to scrap gender specific awards?

May 8, 2017

The first part of Emma Watson’s acceptance speech makes a good stimulus for this topic. It pushes one view, but the group can argue both sides of the question. What would happen if one gender or another kept winning the award? Given the (sad) fact that most of the juiciest roles are still for male…